The Expert's Mind & Sunday at Headlands present "Infinite City" with Rebecca Solnit
Purchase tickets for a special talk from 2PM - 3:30PM on Sunday, November 21, as Rebecca Solnit presents "Infinite City: Mapping Trees, Love, Time, Butterflies, Salmon, Zen, and Practically Everything Else in San Francisco." The talk is based on Solnit's new book Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas including maps, essays, and other forms of information produced in collaboration with cartographers, artists, writers, researchers, and local scholars. Solnit will join naturalist Derek Hitchcock and others in a conversation about Map #20, which pairs the topics of Bay Area salmon migration and the spread of Soto Zen Buddhism through the region and beyond. For more information about Solnit's project, visit http://www.sfzc.org/expertsmind/rebecca-solnit/
In collaboration with the Expert's Mind Series and San Francisco Zen Center, this talk is part of a day-long, open-to-the-public program at Headlands Center for the Arts inviting artists, writers, activists, and you to investigate alternative cartographies. From noon to 5PM in Headlands' Building 944, explore Project Space studios with Artists in Residence Seher Shah and Richard T. Walker, stop by the Mess Hall Cafe for an organic meal, or see projections of maps from Infinite City in the Officer's Club. For more information on the day's program, visit headlands.org/expertsmind.
Rebecca Solnit is an activist, historian and writer who lives in San Francisco. Her twelfth book, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, came out in 2009. The previous eleven include 2007's Storming the Gates of Paradise; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender and Art; River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A contributing editor to Harper's, she frequently writes for the political site Tomdispatch.com.
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